The American Solidarity Party had to be a little disappointed by the 0.5% showing for their nominee in a Wisconsin state senate election last week. The party will have another crack at the ballot box April 13 in a special election for a New Hampshire state house seat.
Republican Merrimack Town Councilor Bill Boyd and Democratic former state Rep. Wendy Thomas are facing off for the seat vacated in December by the untimely death – from COVID-19 – of 71-year-old Republican House Speaker Dick Hinch. It is one of 400 seats in the NH state house.
The Libertarian Party has enjoyed some past success with these NH legislative contests, which are usually lower budget affairs where grassroots campaigning can prevail. However, this year is a bit different as Democrats and Republicans from around the country have been dumping money into this race.
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas have both spoken at fundraisers for the Republican. Democratic and Republican PACs are also pouring outside money into direct mail and other outreach on behalf of their respective candidates.
Meanwhile, American Solidarity Party nominee Stephen Hollenberg has raised a far more modest war-chest. He’s used part of that limited cash to send out a somewhat unusual mailer that presents “unbiased” and not negative information on *all three* active candidates: